Amicus Brief: Seattle’s Living Wage Law Should Be Upheld

Seattle’s living wage law should be upheld against claims by the International Franchise Association and other industry trade groups that it violates alleged rights of corporations under the U.S. Constitution, Free Speech For People, Courage Campaign, Equal Justice Society, and Demos argue in an amicus brief filed today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]
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Challenge to 14th Amendment’s Intent Standard Withstands Initial Legal Challenge in Bakersfield School Discipline Case

Judge Eric Bradshaw of the Kern County Superior Court ruled Monday that Latino and Black Plaintiffs can proceed with most of their claims against the Kern High School District, the Kern County Office of Education, and the California Department of Education. A coalition of civil rights legal advocates, including MALDEF, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., […]
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9th Circuit to Hold En Banc Hearing in Case Related to Implicit Bias and Black Jurors

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit en banc will hear oral arguments on June 16, 2015, in a case related to implicit bias and the exclusion of Black jurors. On September 22, 2014, the Equal Justice Society and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati submitted an amicus brief to the 9th Circuit […]
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